flood http://wkms.org en Paducah Photographer Raises Money for Asian Carp Documentary http://wkms.org/post/paducah-photographer-raises-money-asian-carp-documentary <div>During Sounds Good today, we met Paducah photographer Glenn Hall who has launched an Indiegogo Campaign to raise money to assist in night filming a documentary about the invasion of Asian carp in area waters, a project Hall's been working on since the floods of 2011. <a href="http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/darkwater-documentary">See more about the documentary on Indiegogo</a>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 23:00:46 +0000 Kate Lochte 36358 at http://wkms.org Paducah Photographer Raises Money for Asian Carp Documentary National Weather Service Predicts Severe Thunderstorms Through The Weekend http://wkms.org/post/national-weather-service-predicts-severe-thunderstorms-through-weekend <div class="im" style="color: rgb(80, 0, 80); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><p>The National Weather Service is predicting heavy rainfall for the next three days. 2-3 inches have been predicted with a chance of several thunderstorms in the early weekend.&nbsp;</p><p>NWS Meteorologist Kelly Hooper said the recent conditions for storms are unusual for this time of year.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 15:57:02 +0000 Rob Canning 33827 at http://wkms.org National Weather Service Predicts Severe Thunderstorms Through The Weekend Mississippi River dropping, but problems remain http://wkms.org/post/mississippi-river-dropping-problems-remain <p>National Weather Service meteorologists say the flood-swollen Mississippi River is going down, but it will be some time before things dry out.&nbsp; The waterway has crested from Iowa through southern Missouri and Illinois but remains above flood stage at many spots.&nbsp; Hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland are under water and hundreds of roads remain closed.&nbsp; The river is still 10 feet above technical flood stage at Cape Girardeau, Missouri and Grafton, Illinois.</p><p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 17:25:07 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 31937 at http://wkms.org Mississippi River dropping, but problems remain Homes Destroyed by Flash Floods in Stewart County, TN http://wkms.org/post/homes-destroyed-flash-floods-stewart-county-tn <p></p><p>Flash floods destroyed more than two dozen homes in the Dover, Tenn. area this weekend.</p><p>Stewart County Emergency Management Agency Director Clint Mathis estimates around $2 million in damage to Stewart County residences. Mathis said the majority of the damage occurred in the Carlisle community. He said the displaced residents are receiving aid at area churches.</p><p>Mathis said along with the flooded homes, the county’s road network was also “severely impacted.”</p><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:39:14 +0000 John Null 31196 at http://wkms.org Homes Destroyed by Flash Floods in Stewart County, TN Moderate Flooding Expected Near Cairo, IL http://wkms.org/post/moderate-flooding-expected-near-cairo-il <p>Moderate flooding is expected near Cairo, IL as the Mississippi and Illinois rivers crests this week, but the National Weather Service said the risk of spring flooding will continue for the next several weeks.</p><p>The moderate flooding prediction comes two years after <a href="http://wkms.org/post/army-corps-reports-2011-mississippi-flood">historic flooding throughout many of far western Kentucky's river counties</a>.</p><p>NWS Meteorologist Rachel Trevino in Paducah said rainfall and snow north of western Kentucky and southern Illinois along with future storm cells could all contribute to the rising river levels.</p><p><em>“The flooding going on up north of us due to rainfall and the snow packs and stuff probably will kind of affect us down in this area probably in the next two or three weeks," she said. " It will take that long for that water to get down here.”</em> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:18:34 +0000 Whitney Jones & Chad Lampe 31004 at http://wkms.org Moderate Flooding Expected Near Cairo, IL Flooding Closes Ballard Wildlife Management Area http://wkms.org/post/flooding-closes-ballard-wildlife-management-area <p></p><p>Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources officials say flooding has temporarily closed the Ballard Wildlife Management Area.</p><p>Wildlife Regional Coordinator Tony Black says there are "safety concerns" about road travel due to recent rains. Black says staff began checking for visitors today and would close the entrance gates after the property has been vacated. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:04:27 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30947 at http://wkms.org Flooding Closes Ballard Wildlife Management Area Quinn Asks for FEMA Help with Flood Assessments http://wkms.org/post/quinn-asks-fema-help-flood-assessments <p></p><p>Gov. Pat Quinn has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help with flood damage assessments in Illinois.&nbsp;</p><p>Quinn says the state is working to get federal assistance to help Illinois communities recover from last week's flooding. The assessments start April 29 and provide documentation for Illinois to request federal help. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:42:45 +0000 Whitney Jones 30896 at http://wkms.org Quinn Asks for FEMA Help with Flood Assessments Quinn Continues Tour of Flooded Illinois Areas http://wkms.org/post/quinn-continues-tour-flooded-illinois-areas <p></p><p>Gov. Pat Quinn is touring areas hit hard by the floods and has declared 44 Illinois counties as disaster areas.</p><p>The designation means expanded access to emergency resources. Sunday, Quinn visited Marseilles, where more than 200 people have been evacuated along with 60 nursing home residents. An elementary school has also been closed. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:26:13 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30848 at http://wkms.org Quinn Continues Tour of Flooded Illinois Areas Land Compensation for Wetland Wilderness http://wkms.org/post/land-compensation-wetland-wilderness <p>The Nature Resources Conservation wants to turn flood lands in Fulton, Hickman, Carlisle, Ballard, and Graves Counties into wetland wilderness. Owners of easily-flooded crop or woodlands in those counties may be eligible to receive compensation for up to $3895 per acre of crop land and up to $1948 per acre of woodland while still retaining ownership. Western KY Project Director Shelly Morris says this is part of a nationwide effort to restore wetland habitats along the Mississippi River. Thu, 15 Mar 2012 19:58:41 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17269 at http://wkms.org Land Compensation for Wetland Wilderness